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Brunello

Brunello di Montalcino is an icon of Italian oenology, a wine that is rightly famous and appreciated all over the world. The production area of ​​Brunello di Montalcino is limited to the municipality of Montalcino, in the province of Siena, which contributes, due to the limited area under vines available, to make it a highly sought after wine worldwide.

In 1960 Brunello di Montalcino was the promo wine to be awarded the DOC, and it obtained the DOCG in 1980. The origin of Brunello di Montalcino dates back to the second half of the 1800s, when Ferruccio Santi di Montalcino selected and began to vinify grapes of a variety of Sangiovese known locally as "Brunello" due to the dark color of the berries.

The maximum yield of grapes is 80 quintals per hectare while, as regards the yield in wine, the percentage established by the production disciplinary is 68%. It is also possible to specify on the label from which area of ​​the territory in particular ("Vigna", for example) the grapes used for winemaking come from.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG requires long periods of aging before being put on the market: five years from the moment of harvest (which become six for the "reserve" version) of which at least two years in oak barrels, and for a time not less than another four months in the bottle (six months for the reserve). Brunello di Montalcino is a wine of great longevity and requires long aging before reaching the top of its quality level. There are examples of Brunelli aged for periods ranging from 10 to 30 years and more. The minimum alcoholic strength is 12 ° (or 12.5 if the mention "vine" is specified). The minimum total acidity is 5 g / liter, while the net dry extract must not be less than 24 g / liter.

Brunello di Montalcino in the glass has a ruby ​​red hue, slightly tending to garnet with aging. It has a very intense and persistent aroma, with fruity and vanilla scents but also of aromatic wood and undergrowth. On the palate it is tannic and warm, harmonious, persistent and robust.

Brunello di Montalcino should be served at room temperature (around 18-22 ° C), in large glasses and with ample light, which allow the perception of its complex and articulated bouquet. In the case of vintage wines it is preferable to decant and decant them first so that they can adequately reoxygenate, at the same time freeing the deposit on the bottom.

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Exceptional vintage this Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1985 by Biondi Santi, an icon of oenological tradition and stylistic perfection. Coming from the vineyards of the historic family estate from the age of 15 to 30 years. Mature for 36 months strictly in Slavonian large oak barrels. A red wine of immense finesse and balance, and incredible longevity: from 20 to 40 years. Outstanding. Limited edition.

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The Brunello di Montalcino by Palazzo is vinified according to ancient tradition, has an intense ruby red color that with aging tends to garnet. After 36 months in oak and barrique barrels, which are followed by 8-12 months of bottled rest, it is ready to be marketed, but it requires waiting at least for a couple of years. Its scent is broad, persistent with hints of undergrowth, red jams and liquorice, ethereal after a long aging. It has a dry taste, quite tannic and soft. To combine with game, roast or grilled meats and aged cheeses.

   

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The Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 'Poggio alle Mura' by Castello Banfi is obtained from twenty years of research on Sangiovese, it expresses the synthesis between territory, selection and technological innovation. Great structure, soft and very balanced, immediately appealing, with a muscular and tonic body, it is characterized by a sweet and gentle tannin texture. A great classic.

   

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The Brunello di Montalcino DOCG by Fuligni is the result of important carefully selected grapes, coming from low yields per hectare and produced only in years suited to the high company standards. Aged 4 years, of which about 2 and a half wood, it has excellent longevity, but is also intended for a more immediate consumption, in its elegant synthesis of fruit and spicy hints.

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The Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 'Cerretalto' is the synthesis of intuition, passion and vision that have always distinguished Casanova di Neri. The mineral imprint from the ground, the extraordinary concentration achieved only in certain vintages, the great attention in the cellar allow to reach a wine of exceptional quality, personality and style. 

    

 

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Brunello di Montalcino (white label) by Casanova di Neri comes from the oldest vineyards of the company and has maintained its constant quality over time, characterized by great elegance and finesse. The winery is one of the most authoritative brands of Brunello di Montalcino, founded in 1971 by Giovanni Neri. The passion employed in the care of the 58 hectares of vineyards distributed in the best areas of Montalcino and the great expertise in producing wines of great personality have led to surprising results like this Brunello di Montalcino: a wine with spicy and fruity scents, with a perfect balance , well balanced and of refined consistency. Perfect expression of the terroir: an absolute excellence in the Brunello panorama.

  


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Brunello di Montalcino 'Vigna Spuntali' by Val di Suga is made in the best area of the southwest slope of Montalcino. Spuntali is a historic cru for Brunello di Montalcino. Sangiovese grapes in purity, aged for 24 months in French oak barrels, followed by a further refinement in bottle for at least 24 months. Balanced, very powerful and full-bodied, with a very long finish.

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Brunello di Montalcino 'Vigna del Lago' by Val di Suga is made in the area the coldest part of Brunello, the last to be harvested. Historic cru for Brunello di Montalcino. Pure Sangiovese grapes, aged for 30 months in French oak barrels, followed by a further refinement in bottle for at least 18 months. Brunello of great softness, roundness, lightness.

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The Brunello di Montalcino di Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona is wonderful but it is still young and you have to wait a few years to taste it at its peak, it will last for many years in the cellar. Maturation in Slavonian oak barrels for about 3 years. Sharp and clean in the mouth, it proves warm and long in persistence. Already very attractive, think in 5 years.

          

 

 

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The Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 'Poggio all’Oro' by Castello Banfi is a Reserve produced exclusively in the great vintages with selected grapes of the 'Poggio all'Oro' vineyard. Aged for 5 years, just under 3 of them in French oak barrels, a very elegant, large-sized structure with very soft and balanced tannins. From great aging.

     

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Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 'Poggio alle Mura' by Castello Banfi is produced from Sangiovese grapes from specialized vineyards located around the Castle of Poggio alle Mura. Extraordinary elegance, great finesse and very long aging potential thanks to aging for 5 years, of which 2 in French oak barrels. Unique, among the best of the type.

     


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Brunello di Montalcino 'Pian delle Vigne' by Antinori is made in the homonymous estate where the characteristic 19th century railway station is located. A few kilometers south of Montalcino, above the Val d'Orcia, a unique place, where about 65 hectares of Sangiovese vineyards live, the most important of the varieties in the area. This is where one of the most celebrated Brunello di Montalcino was born, capable of putting public and critical agreement like few others rivals. A large red, the result of careful vinification in steel and long aging in oak barrels of different sizes.

   


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Brunello di Montalcino 'Pianrosso' by Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona is made from a vineyard of 11 hectares extraordinarily suited for the cultivation of Sangiovese. It is a complex red, which we like for its structure commensurate with extreme elegance. This extraordinary Brunello ages in Slavonian oak barrels for 20 to 30 hl for about 4 years, to spend another year in the bottle. Elegance and class, wonderful.

    

 

 


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The Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 'Poggio alle Mura' by Castello Banfi is obtained from twenty years of research on Sangiovese, it expresses the synthesis between territory, selection and technological innovation. Great structure, soft and very balanced, immediately appealing, with a muscular and tonic body, it is characterized by a sweet and gentle tannin texture. A great classic.

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Brunello di Montalcino (white label) by Casanova di Neri comes from the oldest vineyards of the company and has maintained its constant quality over time, characterized by great elegance and finesse. The winery is one of the most authoritative brands of Brunello di Montalcino, founded in 1971 by Giovanni Neri. The passion employed in the care of the 58 hectares of vineyards distributed in the best areas of Montalcino and the great expertise in producing wines of great personality have led to surprising results like this Brunello di Montalcino: a wine with spicy and fruity scents, with a perfect balance , well balanced and of refined consistency. Perfect expression of the terroir: an absolute excellence in the Brunello panorama.

   


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